Program Outline | MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences

The MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences makes the most of your time at Pacific University School of Pharmacy.

    • First summer semester (6 credits; May-August): Lab research.
    • Fall semester (17.5 credits; August- December): Intro to pharmaceutical sciences and scientific communication courses; more lab research; seminar series.
    • Spring semester (13.5 credits; January-May): Advanced topics and scientific communication courses; more lab research; seminar series; general exam.
    • Second summer semester (9 credits; May-August): Finish lab research and defend your thesis.
    • Graduate with your degree

    Research Themes

    • Drug Discovery
    • Drug Metabolism
    • Cancer Biology
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Pharmaceutics
    • Pharmacokinetics
    • Pharmacology
    • Medicinal Chemistry
    • Natural Products
    • Toxicology

    PharmD/MS Joint Degree Program Option

    In addition to the standalone MS program, the PharmD/MS joint degree program was designed for students interested in pairing the research-focused MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree with a clinical doctorate. The MS degree integrates with your predetermined PharmD coursework and is aimed at training researcher-clinicians for the ever-evolving role of pharmacists within the healthcare workforce.

    Contact Us

    Brendan Stamper, PhD | Program Director
    503-352-7287 |